When police try to pull over a vehicle and believe that a driver is impaired in some way, that officer or officers may conduct field sobriety tests or other tests to determine whether impairment has played a role in what has occurred. Recently in Tennessee, the police attempted to pull over a vehicle with a female driver. The vehicle ended up in a ditch, and the woman driving now faces drunk driving charges and other charges.
The 30-year-old woman was allegedly speeding and missed a driveway while attempting to stop. Police contend that, as a result of missing the driveway, she ended up in the ditch. This was when police decided to conduct a field sobriety test. The result of that field sobriety test was reported as unsatisfactory. She was then arrested and charged with drunk driving and failure to stay on the road.